Thursday, June 3, 2010
It’s me, Oliver and today we’re going to learn about American history. More specifically, about the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Allow me to pause for a moment and explain why exactly we’re talking about Teddy Roosevelt today. It’s simple really. Mr. Roosevelt’s birthday is October 27th and I thought it would be nice to write about him. Wait, I know what you’re thinking – it's not even Summer yet! Exactly, but I always like surprises and if we actually wish Teddy a happy birthday on October 27th, he’d be EXPECTING it then and what fun would THAT be??? So take a moment today to surprise Theodore Roosevelt and if you pass him in the street, please wish him a happy birthday!
In all seriousness, Teddy Roosevelt was famous for a number of things. We could talk about his legendary rock band, "The Rough Riders", or his founding of the famous political party, the "Bull Moose" Party, (which, incidentally, would have been an awesome name for a beer or vodka company but this was in the days of Prohibition so it wouldn’t have been a great idea), but I’d like to talk about his toughness. Forever remembered as a tough, no nonsense President, Teddy stood up to his political opponents and America’s enemies with fierce determination and often quoted the now famous phrase "Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya". Or maybe it was "Speak softly and carry a big stick". Either way, Teddy was tough as nails.
Anyway, its hard to believe that "Tough Guy Teddy" was actually the inspiration for the invention of the Teddy Bear! When you think of Teddy Bears, you think of words such as cute, snuggly, fuzzy and cozy. NOT brawny, tough and snarly. Well, OrangeOnions thinks of teddy bears as FURRY, SILKY SMOOTH, VELVETY, SUPER SOFT, KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS-OFF-AND-BLOW-YOUR-MIND-KIND-OF-COZY. And of course it’s all at an unbeatable price! Check out the 30" Plush Stuffed Teddy Bear (no, not a typo – it’s really 30 inches!) or his counterpart, the 30" Plush Love Teddy Bear Holding a Heart or any of the other teddy bears or stuffed animals at OrangeOnions. With apologies to Teddy Roosevelt, the selection of teddy bears is enough to make a grown man cry. They have bears with ribbons, bears with daisies, bears that sing lullabies, you name it, they have it! So shop OrangeOnions find a new best friend today!
Until next time,
Oliver “just call me Bull Moose” the Orange Onion